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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:43 AM
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slug bait is lethal

My wife purchased a large bag of slug bait and some plants yesterday. Well, our St. Bernard aka junkyard dog, opened the bag and chowed down. Then our lab decided to have some too. We keep the lab in the mudroom and the Bernard roams the property at night. Our lab was showing no signs toxicity so we thought everything was fine untill the St. Bernard didn't show up for breakfast. I had my three year old son with me so I couldnt do a proper search for her. The lab then started showing signs of toxicity 12 hours after ingestion so he went to vet for charcoal and muscle relaxers. We finally found Winnie deep in the bushes and I carried her to the truck and drove to the animal hospital. I then brought her home and we had a little service for her. I just wanted to remind people that slug bait is extremely toxic and lethal. I wished I knew the signs and proper procedure before we lost our Winnie.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Chris, I'm so sorry for your loss.. As pet owners know, our dogs are a part of the family. Hope the kids are kay..

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:47 AM
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sorry to hear. salt is highly effective at keeping slugs away- it's like lava to them
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Our hearts go out to you and your family. We understand a loss of a family member as we had to put one of our down a few weeks ago.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Gut wrenching. I am very sorry for your loss.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Very sorry to hear that. Thanks for the warning to others.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Very sorry for your loss. My bull terrier would eat cyanide covered nails if given the chance.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:48 PM
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I'm terribly sorry to hear that! How's your Lab doing? Thanks for letting us know...I always assumed it worked on them in the same way the salt would...
My yellow lab is goofy as all getout, and I'm sure would eat it, along with the bag it came in - but I love him to death!
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Sorry for your loss!

Beer is effective at catching slugs. A small cup or bowl; and they crawl in get drunk & drown. Seriously, it works great.
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That's hard stuff man. Sorry to hear about that.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. The lab is doing good but he is very stiff.
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Really sorry to hear this. Thanks for warning us all.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I so sorry for your loss.
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Tough experience!

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I then brought her home and we had a little service for her. I just wanted to remind people that slug bait is extremely toxic and lethal. I wished I knew the signs and proper procedure before we lost our Winnie.
Sorry for your loss, Chris.
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